Who & Where

Rising Star 2013

Meet the 2013 Rising Stars

Fifteen individuals who are off to a great start in federal IT.

Mary Landrieu

Landrieu seeks 'cyber footprint' for Louisiana

Locating the nation's cybersecurity hub in the land of jambalaya and jazz could be a good step, some experts say.

Deborah Lee James

Air Force nominee prepping at the Pentagon

SAIC executive Deborah Lee James, nominated to be the next Air Force Secretary, is preparing for her upcoming Senate confirmation hearing.

Janet Napolitano

Napolitano bids DHS adieu

In a parting address, secretary warns of both cyber and fiscal challenges.

Ellis Burgoyne

Postal Service CIO to retire

Ellis Burgoyne began his career as a letter carrier in Inglewood, Calif.

Phyllis Schneck, shown here in a 2012 C-SPAN appearance

Schneck takes senior cyber position at DHS

McAfee executive, long rumored as a candidate, will take job that Bruce McConnell had held on an acting basis.

Janet Napolitano

DHS faces growing leadership gap

At least 15 DHS leadership positions are vacant or filled temporarily, and the department's head is leaving next month.

data door

What will big data disrupt in five years?

Examples of big data in government abound, and that's just the beginning.

stylized professionals

Snowden's actions raise ire in defense community

The public's opinion on Edward Snowden may be split, but security-cleared defense professionals are more united.

Dave Wennergren

Wennergren on key projects

David Wennergren, finishing 32 years of government service in his last role as the Defense Department's assistant deputy chief management officer, spoke with FCW about lessons he learned while driving major projects.

Dave Wennergren

David Wennergren on the role of the CIO

The Defense Department's outgoing assistant deputy chief management officer spoke with FCW about the many different types of agency CIO.

cloud concept with man in suit

For many in federal IT, the cloud remains hazy

Federal IT shops are still struggling to implement broad mobility, security and cloud services and solutions – and that's all after overcoming the multiple challenges of acquiring those kinds of technologies.